Executing the full spectrum of cyber, cryptology and signals intelligence; information operations; computer network operations; and electronic warfare missions across the cyber, electromagnetic and space domains, Information Warfare Officers (IWOs) play a vital role. Their mission: to deter and defeat aggression, to provide warning of intent, and to ensure freedom of action while achieving military objectives in and through cyberspace. Serving as Officers (four-year degree required), IWOs are leaders in the Information Dominance Corps (IDC) – a group of highly specialized information experts fully integrated across surface, subsurface, air, space and cyberspace domains. With shared functions, capabilities and resources, IDC members leverage their skills to optimize decision making and to maximize the use of sensors, weapons, network communications and control systems for purposes of national security and warfighting.
Information Warfare Officers are directly involved in every aspect of Naval operations – delivering information to decision makers by attacking, defending and exploiting networks to capitalize on vulnerabilities in the information domain. As an IWO, you will employ a thorough understanding of sensors and weapons, strategy and tactics, as well as national systems’ capabilities and limitations.
This role may include:
• Qualifying as an Operations Watch Officer, responsible for real-time signal intelligence collection, processing, analysis and reporting
• Conducting computer network operations
• Developing and acquiring cutting-edge exploitation and defense systems
• Planning and delivering information warfare effects during exercises and operations
• Leading Information Dominance personnel across the spectrum of military operations
• Overseeing the work of Cryptologic Technicians – Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who serve as specialists in different areas of cryptology
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be at least 19 and under 42 when commissioned (maximum age limit may be adjusted for prior active duty service)
- Have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college or university.
- Be physically qualified by Navy standards.
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE
- Based on Experience & Education with Board Evaluation of Knowledge
- Reserve Navy Officers Work (1) Weekend a Month and (14) Consecutive Days during the year unless volunteering otherwise. (Estimated Starting Salary approx. (1) Weekend a Month)